I was trying out the buzz.google.com website today and was pleasantly greeted with the following page:
iPhone OS 3.0 was released on 17 June 2009. Android 1.6 (Donut) was released on 15 September 2009 and 2.0 was released on 26 October 2009. Essentially, Google is perfectly content supporting a relatively “older” version of the iPhone while it fails to properly load 1.6.
Well at least it is working now. Clicking on “Continue on an unsupported device” loads Google Buzz, however, you can tell that there is a certain lack of polish. The text inside the buttons don’t fit, the “show more comments” is hidden (instead all the comments are shown) and the options, such as location sharing, seem to be non-existent.
It is not a problem for me though for two reasons. Firstly, I barely use Buzz and my friends, after the initial use during the novelty phase wore off, have stopped commenting on my posts. Secondly, I know Google is out to make money and I am happy that by not being able to visit their page I am depriving them of whatever little income it generates.
So ended my rant.